This position is a unique partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter and Utah State University’s (USU) Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research Center (ADRC). The position will interface daily with both organizations and will be connecting people with dementia and their caregivers to existing Alzheimer’s Association, USU, and other statewide supportive programs. In addition to being employed and trained by the Alzheimer’s Association, the position will require compliance with USU policies and willingness to support the efforts of the USU ADRC.
This position is responsible for implementing an established program reach strategy to deliver the Association’s Care & Support programs and services with a strong emphasis on reaching new, underrepresented communities with volunteer-delivered programs. Responsible for managing a prioritized portfolio of community partners and volunteers to achieve Care & Support goals and program performance metrics. Based in Logan, Utah, this position requires frequent travel throughout the assigned territory of Northern Utah, as well as some trips throughout the state of Utah.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Represent and support the mission of Utah State University’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research Center (ADRC): Research, Services, and Training a Dementia competent workforce.
- Maximizes innovative solutions, identifies and leverages best practices, conducts ongoing community assessment and continuous improvement, and manages issues resolution to ensure success and excellent customer experience of the Association’s programs and services.
- Undertakes a public health approach to Care & Support activities in order to expand reach and focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and early detection.
- Implements the established program reach strategy and Association’s common program delivery across a significant geography
- Leading and conducting Community Forums to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
- Ensures an adequate number of active volunteers are recruited to meet program needs through a comprehensive recruitment plan that leverages technology, tools and staff across all functions
- Provides technical assistance, mentorship and support to Program Volunteers ensuring volunteer onboarding and accountability by regularly monitoring volunteer impact and taking action to improve volunteer performance
- Drives ongoing retention and volunteer relationship management, including adoption of new tools and technology
- Develops and leverages community partner relationships within and across constituencies, identifying opportunities to secure community partner action plans for expansion of Association programs and services
- Manages local community outreach plans and leads community assessment process to expand program reach and program partners
- Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association and of the ADRC
- Delivers on established program reach strategy by developing and managing a prioritized portfolio of community partners. Serves as the relationship coordinator for key, high-impact portfolio accounts.
- Collaborates with community networks, community organizations, service providers, nonprofits and institutions serving underrepresented communities to address health disparities and barriers to Care & Support
- Build referral partnerships with USU’s Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence and USU Extension, social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify persons needing support, key service partners, and prospective volunteers
- Implements grant-funded projects (where applicable) to achieve Association objectives, in accordance with enterprise grant policies and protocols.
- Knowledge of quality dementia care in long-term care communities and community-based organizations utilizing a relationship sales approach. Ability to lead efforts as needed to impact quality care.
- Promote the Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and associated programs/products.
- Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups and refer consumers to 24/7 Helpline for 1:1 support and makes warm transfers as needed.
- Ensures timely and accurate reporting including ensuring data is entered into applicable software and systems (Personify, PVC, etc.).
- Model and foster behavior that contributes to a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership and is consistent with the values, goals, and cultural beliefs of the Association.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Able to cultivate relationships with targeted partners/organizations and diverse populations to create sense of urgency related to dementia awareness as a major health problem and motivate to action
- Ability to represent the Association effectively to community partners, community leaders, corporate partners.
- Proven experience in community service development and sustained program integration.
- General knowledge of community-based organizations and systems.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience; Seven years of experience in program and/or team management. Experience in community health and community mobilization a plus.
- Ability to work on the Logan campus at Utah State University
- Travel, including evening and weekend work required.
JOB TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Director, Program Services
LOCATION: Logan, UT
STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt employee
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: PROGR001579